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High-Tech Gear: Agencies Level the Playing Field

Technology companies can no longer take a proprietary view that shies away from open architecture and cross-platform partnerships. In our multidimensional and complex world, partnerships offer cost-efficient, workable solutions for public safety.

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Pentagon Halts Military Surplus Equipment To Police

The Defense Department has halted the flow of military surplus equipment to law enforcement agencies, and demanded an accounting of equipment already distributed through its 1033 program.

ELSAG's GSA Contract Helps LE Agencies Acquire ALPR Technology

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded ELSAG North America a contract that allows law enforcement agencies to more easily acquire Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology.

Purchasing Equipment: Selling the Brass

Everyone has ideas on how to improve their workplace. Sometimes they're even good, workable ideas. You know how you would do things if you were the boss. Fortunately, you don't necessarily have to be the boss to bring your brainchild to reality. You just have to sell it effectively.

Playing the Grant Game

What could your department do with $250,000? Would you buy squad cars, add staff, purchase new equipment? What sounds like a pipe dream is actually a dream come true for those departments that have successfully pursued grant monies to fill budgetary shortfalls.

Rookie Shopping Sprees

Rookies will buy nearly anything without the trifecta of questions that every young cop should ask themselves before a purchase.